A living will spells out what types of medical treatment a person wants at the end of life if he’s unable to speak for himself. It tells medical professionals a person’s wishes regarding specific decisions, such as whether to accept mechanical ventilation.
A health care proxy appoints someone to make health care decisions, on one’s behalf. The appointed health care agent, also called an attorney-in-fact or proxy, becomes the patient’s spokesman and advocate on a range of medical treatments the patient sets out in the document.
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